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Murrieta Hot Springs Closed Due To Suspected DUI

Nichole Winters

According to Murrieta Police, A Temecula woman was arrested Tuesday night for suspicion of driving under the influence after reportedly plowing into a Murrieta apartment complex and creating a mess on Murrieta Hot Springs for hours!

Murrieta Police Department’s Dispatch Center was called at 8:49 p.m. to the report of a vehicle that crashed into the housing unit near Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Calle Del Lago.

Murrieta Police and Fire Rescue, found the woman trapped inside her white, four-door vehicle that was three feet off the ground and wedged into the corner of the building, police said.

The driver, Nichole Winters, 41 of Temecula, was extricated from the sedan and determined by officers to be under the influence of alcohol, the agency said. Winters was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Damage to the apartment required the electricity and gas to be turned off for the night, and for their safety, the complex occupants vacated the building until an inspector could confirm it was safe for them to return, police said.

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